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By: V_S | June 20, 2017

Full Gizmodo Article - http://gizmodo.com/gop-data-firm-accidentally-leaks-personal-details-of-ne-1796211612


Political data gathered on more than 198 million US citizens was exposed this month after a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee stored internal documents on a publicly accessible Amazon server.

The data leak contains a wealth of personal information on roughly 61 percent of the US population. Along with home addresses, birthdates, and phone numbers, the records include advanced sentiment analyses used by political groups to predict where individual voters fall on hot-button issues such as gun ownership, stem cell research, and the right to abortion, as well as suspected religious affiliation and ethnicity.


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By: V_S | June 06, 2017

The best way to avoid falling for scams, phishing, fake websites, and getting infected with malware/virus is knowing how to spot fake email and avoid clicking on anything that is suspicious.


You are the last line of defense in keeping your devices, information, and identity safe!


Social Engineering Red Flags - PDF file provided by KnowBe4, a company dedicated to training corporate employees how to avoid being tricked by suspicious/fake email:

By: V_S | June 01, 2017

A must read for everyone, although some mitigation options listed are quite expensive and others only possible in highly-managed Enterprise environments. 

Full SEI Article - 

https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/sei_blog/2017/05/ransomware-best-practices-for-prevention-and-response.html 

By: V_S | May 30, 2017

Think you got an email from a business you know? Scammers sometimes use emails that look legit to trick you into sending money to them.


The email might say it’s from a real estate professional you’re working with, telling you there’s a last-minute change and you should now wire your closing costs to a different account. Or it could seem to be an email – with an invoice – from your utility company, telling you to wire payment. Whatever the story, if you wire that money, it goes to the scammer – and you may never see your money again.


These scammers might get your information by hacking into a business. Once they know about you, they send an email that see...

By: V_S | May 30, 2017

Do not give sensitive information to others unless you are sure that they are indeed who they claim to be and that they should have access to the information.


By: V_S | May 30, 2017

Because of its popularity, the internet has become an ideal target for advertising. As a result, spyware, or adware, has become increasingly prevalent. When troubleshooting problems with your computer, you may discover that the source of the problem is spyware software that has been installed on your machine without your knowledge.


By: V_S | May 30, 2017

While email attachments are a popular and convenient way to send documents, they are also a common source of viruses. Use caution when opening attachments, even if they appear to have been sent by someone you know.